Children and the fear of syringes

Many people are very scared of getting an injection. This fear is very widespread, especially among young children, so that a visit to the family doctor can be a very stressful day for the parents if the offspring struggles with hands and feet against receiving the injection.

The fear of an injection

Afraid of the syringe - picture by Angelo Esslinger on Pixabay

For many children, syringes are a real nightmare, which is why in some cases it is anything but easy to calm the child down when he is sitting in the doctor's office and is about to have an injection. It is often extremely helpful if the doctor is good with children and knows exactly how to calm the child down.

Many doctors try to distract patients a little when they are supposed to have an injection, because doctors are of course aware that many people, and especially children, fear injections. "Children and the fear of injections" read more